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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake

Chicken isn’t exactly a budget ingredient these days, but if you steer clear of pricier chicken breasts and opt for cheaper cuts then you can still manage to include it in every day meals. Of course, the most cost effective way of making this particular dish is not to use fresh chicken at all. Instead make this the day after you’ve had roast chicken for dinner and you can make good use of the leftovers.


Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake

Prep Time:



Serves 4 People


£1.15 per Person



  • Ingredients

    330g Dried Penne Pasta
    250g Broccoli Separated out into Small Florets
    2tbsp Olive Oil
    350g Chicken Thigh Fillet Cut into Small Chunks or Slices
    2 Garlic Cloves Crushed or Finely Chopped
    125g Mushrooms Sliced
    ½tsp Mixed Dried Herbs or Oregano
    125g Soft Cheese (Approximately Half a Packet)
    100g Grated Mozzarella
    Black Pepper

How to Cook

1. Heat your oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6.

2. Boil up a large pan or stock pot of salted water and cook according to the packet instructions. For the last 5 minutes of cooking time, put in the broccoli florets and then drain together with the pasta. Alternatively, you can steam the broccoli separately for a couple of minutes (but that’s just more washing up).

3. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan and fry the chicken, seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. After a few minutes, add the garlic and the mushroom and continue to fry until everything is browned (this should take about 5 minutes).

5. Add the herbs and soft cheese to the pan and then heat through until you have a sauce with a coating consistency. It should coat the back of a spoon. Put in any additional salt and pepper if required.

6. Add the drained pasta and broccoli in the pan and stir, making sure everything is coated in the sauce.

7. Transfer to a baking dish, top with the grated mozzarella and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the cheese on top is melted, crispy and browned.

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